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Parlophone is a record label founded in Germany by Carl Lindström, as Parlophon (the ‘e’ was originally added for UK releases). The L in the logo represents his name. In 1923, an English branch was set up and this was taken over by The Columbia Graphophone Company in 1927, thus becoming a constituent part of EMI when that company merged with The Gramophone Company in 1931.

The label largely operated as a jazz and novelty label until manager George Martin signed the The Beatles in 1962. As a result of its subsequent success and profile, it was the only pop label to retain its identity when EMI merged all its non-US labels in 1973.

In September 2012, following the acquisition of EMI Group's US and Asian interests by Universal Music Group, Parlophone and the former EMI Records Ltd. were merged as the Parlophone Label Group and spun off to be sold, which happened in March 2013 when it was purchased by Warner Music Group.

The Parlophone label is now owned by Parlophone Records Limited, the re-named EMI Records Ltd., itself a subsidiary of Warner Music International.

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